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The first few weeks of each new year provide an opportunity to catch up after the holidays with new release albums that came out at the end of the previous year. That’s what you’ll hear, this week, on Full-Time Blues Radio. There are seven albums featured in this playlist that have never had music on the show before!

Courtesy JP Cadillac Records

Courtesy JP Cadillac Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Brand New Fool” by the Knickerbocker All-Stars, featuring Sugar Ray Norcia on vocals. It comes off the new CD Go Back Home To The Blues, which is available now. The Knickerbocker All-Stars are a somewhat rotating group of the American northeast’s best Blues musicians who have been a part of many great bands over the years, including Roomful of Blues, the Duke Robillard Band, Sugar Ray and the Blue Tones and others. Men who play on this disc include Sax Gordon, Mark Teixiera, Monster Mike Welch and Al Basile!

All proceeds from the sale of this CD and digital album will benefit the non-profit Knickerbocker Music Center, which is “a non-profit formed to preserve, cultivate, and grow the “Knick’s” unique brand of blues, as well as expand access to music of all kinds by transforming the Knick into both an exciting performance venue and an exceptional center for music education.” Complete details are available on their official website at

1. Mike Zito & The Wheel – Chin Up – Keep Coming Back
2. Tim Williams – Lightnin’ – So Low
3. Voo Davis – Low Hangin’ Fruit – Midnight Mist
4. Walkin’ Cane Mark – Arizona Woman – Tryin’ To Make You Understand: Remastered
5. Omar Coleman – Sit Down Baby – Born And Raised
6. Mississippi Bigfoot – Mighty River – Population Unknown
7. Luther Dickinson – Vandalize – Rock N’ Roll Blues
8. Joyann Parker & Sweet Tea – Jigsaw Heart – On The Rocks
9. Paul Thorn – Doctor My Eyes – Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne
10. Hurricane Ruth LaMaster – Built For Comfort – Winds Of Change EP
11. Jackie Payne – Somewhere Down the Line – I Saw The Blues
12. Sean Costello – Feel Like I Ain’t Got A Home – In The Magic Shop
13. Knickerbocker All-Stars – Brand New Fool – Go Back Home To The Blues

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Listen to the Show: Episode 1304

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As more and more 2013 releases arrive at the studios of the home for new and independent Blues music, you hear more of them incorporated into the show. This week, there’s highly anticipated new music from our friends The Delta Saints! There’s also songs from John Lee Hooker, Jr. Oli Brown, and the legendary Janis Joplin. In addition, blues news this week features news regarding a previously unreleased Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup session heading to CD, and a British Blues Brother who’s Bluesmobile was stolen.

Courtesy Blackbird Music

This week’s featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is the Willie Dixon song “I’m Ready” – performed by The Lucky Peterson Band. The song appears of the new album Live At The 55 Arts Club Berlin, which is available now in a couple different package options, depending if you want the DVD concert, as well. (Click Here for Details) You can find complete album information and much more on Lucky’s official website at

The Delta Saints – Jezebel – Death Letter Jubilee
The Delta Wires – Big Legged Woman – Anthology
James “Buddy” Rogers – Guitar Sue – My Guitar’s My Only Friend
Albert Cummings – Drink Party and Dance – No Regrets
Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King – My Hat’s Off to You – Close To The Bone
John Lee Hooker, Jr. – Pay the Rent – All Hooked Up
Rusty Wright Band – Hide In Plain Sight – This, That & The Other Thing
Janis Joplin – Get It While You Can – The Pearl Sessions
Milton Hopkins & Jewel Brown – I’m Shakin’ – Milton Hopkins & Jewel Brown
Oli Brown – Solid Ground – Here I Am
Dave Fields – Addicted to Fire – Detonation
Tim Gearan – Got to Help Me – Nothin’ But The Blues
Nanette Workman – Tell Somebody – Just Gettin’ Started
The Lucky Peterson Band – I’m Ready – Live At The 55 Arts Club Berlin